Going to be closing down my commission status for a while, my guys and gals. With the exception of commission requests that I have already accepted, all slots are now closed.
If and when I decide to take on more commissions again, I intend to base the prices of the work based on the amount of time I will be foreseeing myself spend doing each commission individually.
Some works would initially cost less than others, an example being that of a bust or a face portrait or a very simple artwork.
Something that might take 4 hours or less, per character, to plan out and then execute, those I can be lenient with.
While other, more time extensive and detailed work, which would take several hours to conceptualize and then draw (if I do decide to draw them), would cost more since much more of my free time goes into the work.
Stipulations of what I will draw are going to be the same:
I take on commissions as I see fit, meaning that if I possibly don't like what the subject of the art will be or its content, I can choose to do it or not to do it. Ecchi and Hentai commissions are welcome, in case anyone is wondering, but again, whether I take the subject material on or not is up to me.
I won't do hateful material, gore, or extreme, criminal adult situations I don't feel comfortable drawing.
I've been blessed by having never done any such requests. Those who have commissioned me have always given me fun jobs, thankfully. You are good people!
If I've caused an inconvenience for any persons wanting to hire me, I apologize and I don't mean to shun or offend you.
This decision simply comes from the fact that I now realize the importance of balancing my time between work, free time and commission work just a bit better. I love to draw, no doubt about that, but I don't think I can handle working on commission art that takes way too much free time to complete, in comparison to the amount of money I would agree upon in the past. At least not until I've refined my skill much higher and faster than where it's at, now.
I do dislike to put a price on my time. However, it's time that I can not get back, no matter what, after all.
Thanks for reading, and I hope that I made at least a little sense in my rambling, here. Someday I want to open back up, but I don't quite know when that will feel right for me, yet. I may take still take on some simple commissions from time to time, but nothing too complicated or time extensive to create.
I still want to do my best for you guys when the time comes, but I'll be taking it slow and easy for now.